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Hidden in a very famous picture…

Do you know the original painting?

I love when people send us pictures of maps leading to a treasure hunt. Indeed I must admit I did not know the famous picture mentioned by Nigel Clifford.

This painting can be seen at the National Gallery in London: “The Ambassadors” from Hans Holbein the Younger, painted in 1533.

And this painting is fascinating. Every object has been included for a symbolic reason. The most hidden symbol is in the bottom part of the painting. Can you see it? There’s a skull that you can only see if you stand to the right of the picture. It’s an anamorphosis:

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